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i learned that great historian jon meacham and great writer evan thomas agree with me, that 'd better mov ike from averag t good toear gre t 'seo get behind this. one of the great presidents. can you take care of that in your society of pot-smoking historians? >> i can do that. we'll go to social media. >> i'll get you more of a moonine drinke say hi to you friendsn tennessee. >> now for the episode of "the daily rundown." >> it's huge. it's going change your life. m g to hold you down on f huge. that one, scarborough. he's up with a new ad directly responding to the charge and even making unusual mention of the president. ey're both in oo today. romney's fallingehind there as well as in florida.
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ifomcawi tf the states, it's not just check, folks. it's checkmate. it's a quickly changing landscape for control of the senate. the lift is getting a bit heavier for republicans while the most watched contest in the country, the brown/warren battle, getsn uier in massachusetts. and ann romney hits the late night circuit, sitting down with jay leno giviing her take on th 47% puhes. this is "thday run." t't our first reading on -- reads of the morning. president obama makes another trip to ohio. romneyefinitely needs to put e idtilants to put it away. today romney is out with a straight-to-camera ad. the ad itself is a bit of an
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admission that the 478% comments have done serious damage and the attacks on his psonal wealth are also sinking in. take a look athe ad. pdeba a i both care about poor and middle-class fami families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many peoplere on welfare. we should measureompassion by how many people are able to g of wfa good-paying job. >> worth noting, that's his first candidate-to-camera ad. this morning the obama campaign have another ad out hitting on the 47% comment. wmiomismissed oo ke 47% of americans for not pulling their weight, he attacked millions of hard-working people making $25,000, $35,000 a year $40,000 a year. romney paid just 14% last year ts is the second ad earring
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in seven states. note, he launched his first attack in ohio and it'sot an accident. for months the obama campaign has been hammering romney there on his personal wealth, and those hitsppear toe workg. w wng the quinnipiac poll showing a ten-point gap. yestday, showing rney down 8. ohio has been a problem for romney sce thema w ll midwestern states it with us the closest one where rick santorum nearly pulled off an upset. it's certainly the toughest in thbadleground. the problem for romney is if he est simile one state away from a win. it's not a florida or virginia. he's a wisconsin away, a nevada away. that's the real problem here.
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the romney campaign needs ohio back. like this line yestday, they keisd t hmer ones >> he's got one new idea. i admit this. he has one thing he did not do in his first four years he said he's going to do in the next four years which is to raise taxes. is there anybody who thinks onising taxes will help growhe >>no. >> ryan's expression back there when he looks over at portman, kind of intriguing. it would be curious what a thought bubble would be going on over there. but it's a little bitf a change for romney. est rsi t n been accusing t citing increases, i thinking about the health care law, et cetera. a romney adviser put out a memo yesterday explaining how capital gains are taxed. as they say, if you're explaining how capital gains are taxed, not jt calling for different ways ofowering th, ifou sein to explain it, you're losing.
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romney has also tried to make china a boogeyman and he did it again in ohio yesterday. >> that when people cheat, that kills jobs. china has cheated. i willot allow that to continue. [ cheers a applause ] >> this is one issue where romney has tried to go on the offense with china since he got on the campaign and frafrmgly the obama campaign has been on the defensive about it which is why when obama is in ohi today he filed trade complaints with the world trade organization. he'll also argue that romney profited from companies while he was at bain capital. he saying it's a margin of error race. inerwo theor romney's behind and that's why they're making comments like this one. >> the question was if we lose ohio, could we still win. say if and buts were candy and nuts, every day would be
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christmas. >> make no mistakes. > sin ohe two lem forey candidates, while they're both in ohio today, yesterday obama and romney rivalled the muppets and triedo take manhattan. they jammed as much as they could during competingisits to the big apple, a whirlwind day mediaappearans. as tis them either physically in new york or on the tv. >> i'm just supposed to be eye candy here for you guys. >> the two traded few actual bas. instead they did more subtle keheid end the serious issue education and even less serious topics like who could best suck up to the former president, bill clinton. their sharpest and most substantive change was on iran. united nations, the president appeared to draw a real line in the sand on anff t bu a nuclear weapon. >> so let me be clear. america wants to resolve this
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issue through diplomacy, and we believe this is sll time and space to do so. but that time is not limited. make no mistake. a nuclear iran is a challenge that can be containe ut the president's strong words weren't enough to satisfied romney. >> we can look at the record of the last four years. is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? we know the answer. it's closer to a nuclear weapon. >> but one tng oband ro cee , just how much they love president bill clinton now. they tried to one-up each other, in fact, in praising the former president and his, of course, the annual global initiative conference. >> if there's one thi we've learned in this ectio seas, he, itew words from bill clinton can do a lot of good. all i've got to do now is to wait for a couple of days for the bounce to happen. >> president clinton, thank you for your very kind introduction. although i have to admit.
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illideou sh a few weeks ago a little bit better. finally we're rolling out our new senate battleground map. republicans face a steeper climb to net those fr streets they need to win control of the chamber in novemb. yesterdayfternoon ahe:0 of approached, aiken kicked off a statewide bus tour and he vowed to stay in the race. >> over a period of the last number of weeks people have asked me, are you quitting or dropping out? o w treplace you with somebody else. i don't believe that's my decision. the dae sigs was made by the voters of the state of missouri. >> you know, we joked that after weeks of staying on the sidelines that at 5:01.m miri time democrat clair mchaskell would launch an ad.
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here it is. >> on march 18, 2011 td ak e didn't like social security. on september 3rd, todd akin sai it was unconstitutional. on march 16, he said he wanted to abolish minimum wage. on april 21st he said he would eliminate student loans and on augu9 t said only some rapes are legitimate. what will he say next? >> now that he's on the bat -- llotsomereinis governor romney to the county court hours, i'll be working for the republican ticket in missouri and that includes todd akin. just like all of our gop candidates elected in theugust primy, mur rli
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party stands behind congressman todd akin. when asked on the last word last night about romney, senator clair mchaskell more than failed to take the bait. er oheri of his s always republican parties. we're going to have a lot of republicans helping us out in this race. >> of urse, that's going to be the more damaging ad is not akin's words, it's all theords of rubnstoued akin that will be running on ad after ad. let's taking a last. republicans, they need to pick up a net of four senate seats to get the majority assuming president gets re-election, three if mitt romn wins. here are tires chances in order, nebraska, montana, wisconsin, missouri, ohio, virginia, florida.
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>>e've gotten from republicans denitely favored to pick up seats and probably taking control of the senate t a coin on seond, ll, perhaps even a 25% chance that republicans fail to net even a single new seat. demg caratic spros expects have improv not just in missouri but in north dakota, massachusetts, and indiana. for the republicans there is good news on this list e, longer a slam dunk, folks. montana looking better tha it did. and there's connecticut. folks, that is aery real race, but i have to say i was shocked when we did our list and said, yes, linda mcmon has a better shot r n tn jhan in ohio or connie mack iv in florida. if they change hands, they would need three more pickups if obama would win re-election. that would mn sweeping wisconsin,virginia, and connecticut o o l and holding nevada and indiana.
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as you can see, the battle to control the u.s. senate in november for republicans is quite steep. today the u.n. general assembly will hear from iranian present mahmoud ahmadinejad. it his le addressing the body before hitting his term limits. they're urging delegates to protes the speech and boycotts ri is live. every time we hear him rant, are we giving this guy attention. >> reporter: forgive me if i don't swer your question. we're having a few construction problems. ahmadinejad is expected to be 16 ur a is often the case when he's here in new york, there will be large protests taking place outside the u.n. those are scheduled to take place at 11:00 a.m. and we
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skpeerkted to hear from high-profile speakerse ry giuliani and mayor bloomberg. he's essentially a me-duck president, finishing up the second of his two-four-year terms. now, just t g aititf insight into what we might here, president ahmadinejad gave a wide-ranging interview yesterday. one of the key issues here, of course, is iran's nuclear ambitions, and he's described it aomnghahe uue, characterizin was bringing up as part of their bullying. he did also touch upon the issue of syria and the civil war there because, of course, critics have accuseded iran of being com policen't. he alsfuse tec respond to president obama's comments here about iran saying he didn't want to influence the u.s. elections.
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chuck? >> all right. mara squall mara schvocampo. thank yoerch he's accused the president of raising taxes in his first term. why did he suddenly change his line of attack yesterday on the campaign trail. still ahead, if romney does lose ohio, where does that leave him? we'll dig into the battleground map and show you the plausible butotroe p iou fimo get to 270 without ohio. but first a look ahead at the schedules of the president and mitt romney. right now mitt romney is at his rally, the first one of the day, big one, big schedule for him. the president doing a bunch of stops as well in ohio. jack nicklaus, by t y, intht ey today. you're watching the daily rundown only on msnbc. bob...
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as we just reported, both mitt romney and president obama are in the buckeye state. the president heading there. they'll have multiple dueling c'nll i there.. they've been hearing from john kasich, the gronch. ron, talk about what you're seeing on the ground, et cetera. >> reporter: we're getting the usa, usa. ther are some protringp . i can't hear what they're say but there are protestersprotter. they dealering with these hecklers. i don't know what their issue was but they're beingealt with by security. this isus. th is what mitt romney needs.
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the convenient yesterday with paul ryan where they were together for the first time since the convention, for the second time since the convention was really flat. here we have a big crowd but some are comparing it to a pryizcr nessarily a general election sized crowd. president obama will be at the university campus where there will no doubt be thousands if not tens of thousands. the governorereave -- a h wa gn introduction where he talked about how things are getting better in ohio. of course, they are. the unemployment rate is about 7.2% below the national average. so that's part of the headwind romney is fighting in this ste. g but, aga, th ishest o th ts. it's all about the economy. yesterday he made an interesting pitch to the crowd saying, i need you to go out and tuque to obama. vote for me this time. so they're really trying to target tho voters.
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as i heard you say earlier,n thpresland in crowd, the romney spinners are pushing back on the polls. they insist they're within the margin of error but they offer no proof of that. he's hoping for big crowdser more enthusiasm and hoping to open the gap here because as you owiny nohio. >> ron allen following the campaign for us. ron, thank you. let's look at the map itself when it comes to ohio. there are less than a thousand hours until election day. is that sinking in? bodisti the campaign trail. if ohio is really leaning toward the president, what does that mean for mitt romney and his potential path to victory? let's go to the latest nbc news battleground map and show you where thisd. last week we moved from toss-up to lean ohio.
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the president's lead, it went from 24 2770. what does this mean if you give him ohio? well, watch. so you give the president of ohio, he gets up to 261. he use now got four paths to victory. watch this number up here again. it i't just about a florida or a virginia. attoiou'v got colorado that could put him over the top. you could take colorado away if if you will. you could put wisconsin would put him over the top, virginia would put him over the top o florida. it's a huge issue if you take away ohio. so what does that mean? ck pde her and e - let's walk through romney's path. if romney makes a comeback, the assumption is it may not be enough to get ohio back in his columbia. so suddenly he's sitting there staring at 261 with the president. so let's sit in here and , you
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figure if romneyouba ida would bounce their form aittle bit. let's get the ipad working here. nevada, underperfoing economy. you would assntay new hampshire could come through for him, sort of a little home state -- one of his home state loves and then banking on paul ryan. what does that leave? this is what i've been telling people for a while. if this race narrows and it's a 50/5 ctest a it gets down to a 2004 competition, it will be virginia that will be the last state to move in his direction, if you will if things are moving or mitt romney, the last one to go int his column. it's atate that demographically, i think favors the president. higher african-american turnout. a growing latino population. the northern virginia suburbs,
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more dominant than others. a lot of federal workers don't discount that but there are a loof rublican leings in the sndyav as found themselves to be a little more turned off by more liberal views of the democratic party and things like that. i think if you look at everything, here if this re narrs, the romney makes a comeback after the debates, that's the path you would likely e and it would ad,thg, viia tlte lynchpin. all right, moving on, we've got the market rundown coming up. new protests in spain. a few shock waves through wall street. we'll get a check on how wall street will react today. an one week before the first deba, how is president obama gettingar. campaign manager stephanie cutter will join us. but the question, who was the first president to appoint a jewish secretary of ste. give me the answer huckdd. owngone y
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>> and he's been through a lot of those one-on-one debates. mitt has not -- when you think abouit, he's notad aeal bate in ten yea bse threic debates tend to by like candidate forms. >> that was ohio senator ron portman perhaps doing a little expectation setting before the debate. portn is, of course, playing president obama in the mock debate prep sessis for mitt romney wle satorohn k plays the role of rom in ney in prp sessions. stephanie cutter is the campaign manager for the obama campaign shefrmt joins us from the campaign headquarters in chicago. good morning, stephanie. >> good ink. >> i know you've been talking about how amazing a debater mitt romney is.
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i want to get your reaction to ron portma correct noting mitt romney hasn't had a one-on-one debate since his rate for governor in 2002 >> well,ou kn, i think that 's jomhr pretty tough primary, and we saw, the press corps saw, the american people saw mitt romney is pretty good on his feet in debates. he used them very stratecally, many times coming from behind to put himse in first place. he's aood bate asn g debater. he prepares, he studies, he knows what he wants oust them. and we're realistic about it. and we have a great confidence in the president but the reality is the president hasn't had a debate in four years, and, you ow, he's studying up on mitt romney's record. met we expect to face a pretty, you know, tough challenger when we stand on the stage a week from tonight. and as you know, chuck, as these things go, challengers normally win the first debate just by standing on the stage with t
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president they get a lift. sawth jn kerry. >> right. >> i remember, you know, eight years ago kerry being eight points down in the first debate and we came out ahead. debateare very important in the closing days of an election anthey're increblyor ye spending three days in henderson, nevada, i believe in a compound, resort, whatever you want to describe it as f debate preps. sounds like you're doing a lot of debate preps, frankly more than president bush did in 2004. e'ngha t nis. we're going to a debate camp a couple of days before the first debate. you know, he is going to have to -- the psident is going to have to balance his team to prep with his other duties, official duties as president. so it will be a busy time atat prepared.will wknto but we also expect to walk into that debate facing a pretty
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tough challenger. >> i want to ask you about that new york trip again. september, tough re-election. had to worry about debate preps as y gsoi heet with a slew of foreign leaders and one-on-ones. they all come to the shores of the united states. this is a time where it's easy to meet with some of these folks. ther was one comment from an adviser. he saiif hetth erenhe going have to meet with ten and you're like, well, that's the job sometimes. you know, this doesn't seem like a very defensible position, not to have met with o world leader when it came to the united nations. >> well, i don't want to get into the president's schedule ancertnly is ist fo cleagues at the white house, but i do know when you're the president of the united states, you're always tking to world leaders. it's not just one. in just the last day there ee be a l ofalksithe
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world leaders. i think that will continue. we've discussed it. i think that these are questions for my colleagues at the white house and we're focused on what we're doing in ohio today. >> all right. speaking of ohio, mitt romney's got a new ad out. i want to play a little clip for and get your reaion it. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle klass families. the differences my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we shod meare comss by honypl ablo g off welfare and get a good-paying job. >> wt do you think of the ad, stephanie? >> well, how much time do we have? i think a couple of things. clearly the romney campaign has ken a hit over the governor's 47%ommes. >> bvess response to the 47% remark? >> absolutely, absolutely. and i think that if you look at what he says, a couple of things. he promise 1/2 mis 12 million j
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you and i know those ares are already forecasted by the current ceos. >> so that's the president's promise too? >> that's what the forecast is. >> okay. i've not been able to get any kind of pledge. t wh forecasted by t- economists that will be created on the next four years on the path we're on. we can do better than that. mitt romney doesn't think he can do better than that. he thinks we should stay on what's currently forecasted. a couple of other ings. om economy to middle class. his policies don't support that. how does repealing health reform do that. how does repealing the affordable health care act help people stay in the middle class? how does a tax cutel pple they have to pay for it. >> stephanie, i'm going to have
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to stop you there. you guys have a -- >> i asked you how much time you had. >> fair enough. stephanie cutter, campaign manager r the obama campaign. than for coming out. >> thanks, uc >>otrsk streets over austerity measures. just minutes way -- actually now -- minutes past the opening bell. let's get to the market. becky quick, are you going to yrdheke started seeing some of these pictures late in the day. things turned a little violent because of the austerity measures that are expected to cometoday. in fact, the bank of spain said the company is in a sever recession, near 25% in the nation, near 50% for the youth there. they're tired of these ausrity measures that keep coming down. things did turn violent
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overnight. we saw protests in greece turn a little violent overnight too. eend as some of these i pictures have been coming back in, it did impact what the markets were doing here. in europe you see steep red arrows. this morning it looks like we're going to be opening on a mixed note. this came on day after the markets had actually closed town. thearkead t way in a month. so it looks like we're once again focusing on europe in all of these pictures. >> all right. we'll be watching."the daily r, back in 30 seconds.
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>>kem democrats continue to hammer him on those comments. here's vice president biden o on the campaign trail. >> the fact is people pay a lot of o taxes. social security taxes, state and local taxes. gas t. probl property taxes. when he said it's not my job to worry about these people -- well whose job is it? >> joining me now, republican senator and former governor of north dakota, he's a member of thppias cttnd a romney committee. senator, welcome. >> good to be with you. >> i'm goingo ask you. there's some stunning polling results i've seen. cnbc, my colleagues show the
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economy's worse buthee people, folks pick president obama more likely to fix it than mitt romney. how did this disconnect happen? i think part of it is staying on point. ou sngmesse. that implies he hasn't been. >> no, i believe this is what campaigns are all about. >>o. they're going to go form. jobs is the big issue. >> a lot of people have been giving him advice saying the issue he should be grabbing is energy and that north dakota is the great example. 3% unemployment. those are numbers tlsh there's full employment. th 5%. ouoverowing when it comes to jobs all because of fracking and energy. is that a fair assessment? what's going on?
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>> chuck, i like this question. i've been on energy for a long time both as governor and nows senator. it's not jt abo en. 'sutco and getting the economy growing. it gueets us on top of the national debt and security. look what's going on in the middle east. you're going to see him out there talking more about energy. >> you think he should be doing it more, tking abo itn pl lhier places that are also wants to get into the fracking game. >> it is part of what he talks about as he's out there on the stump. i think y're going don't to see more. and i think it's right on th money. >> let me ask you to play nor re have north dakota, the economy is doing great. isn't that making it's for a mocrat like heidi to do well? >> the wereut t
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things in place. >> do you think -- >> do get the energy going. >> do you think he deserves credit for where north dakota's economy is going? >> absolutely. he's got the tck record. he's right on the issues. in the end that's going to make the difference. >> why is hegg? why is this close? i'll tell people, hay, it has a history of splitting tickets. >> that's right. that's true. you're right about that. she's been on the bout three times -- won three times. good name d., well financed running thecaaign. n,ntomac to running the issues for your the country, that's where rickburg isn't. >> where are you optimitt tick? >> we're talking about doing tax
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reform, entitlement reform, doing the big packagehat wl get the private economy and pratstgo i t president wins, then what does that mean? do you think the conversation changes? >> that's the problem. that's the real problem. that's the uncertainty you see. the san francisco federal reserve put out a study, said, hey, the uncertainty right now is probably adding one or two all right.he umploent ce senator john hoeven, senator of north dakota coming in. on the radio this morning a bipartisan blow-up over the controversy of t seahawks/packers game. eeonh sides of the aisle and his opponent mitt romney said this about it on cnn. >> what would do you about those referees in the nfl? would you order them back to work? >> i'd sure like to see some experienced referees with nfl rien combautth nfl playing fields.
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and, of course, the running mate and packer fan, paul ryan, he chimed in at town hall. >> did you guys watch that packer game last night? i mean, give me a break. it is time to get the real refs. and you know what? it reminds me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right, it's time to get out. >> so there you go. he turned it into the pridenalai wisigovernor scott walker tweeted this. being pro-taxpayer doesn't make me anti-union. besides, private sector unions are often our partners in economic development. that's his reason for sidg with the referees union. the nfl releasedd statent sty ngishes brgreement that the quality and consistency of officiating can and should be improved. how to accomplish that is a critical issue separating two
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presidentipre-- televised presidential debate. you know the story. the tanned john f. kennedy and then richard nixon. as w rorted thekeye ate batones today. both mitt romney and president obama in that crucial battleground state. here's romney moments ago ins we terville, ohio, where he wrapped up an event with golfing legend jack nicklaus. >> after the debates and the campaigns and all the ads are overepl in ohio are going to say loud and clear on november 6th, we can't do four more years. we must do better. good morning, all. >> good morning, chuck. >> let's start where where things stand in ohio. we have a whole bunch of polls.
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saw new york times, quinnipiac polls. they show giant leads, eye-popping if you wi. the esidt teoi u , points up in florida, 12 in pennsylvania. i don't know why they have pennsylvania. i think we've all moved it off e battleground. susan page, cat leads but we can't debate who's leading. >> in ohio it seems clear that this is a state that's becoming really tough for mitt romney to win and i think they are looking at alternative paths to get to those 270 electoral votes including campaigning more seriouslin wcons a codo tg to go back to virginia. they've invested in ohio. they were there today, they were there yesterday. but i think you're getting to the point where ohio is looking increasingly not on the year of the first states that you must win. >> you know, sarah, thing back to your campaign back in 2000 and iem w gele out of ohio i'd say about the
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first week, ten days of october. >> right. >> and it mentally was a blow to the campaign, even though it still proved he had other paths to 270. ho psychological psychologically, having ohio teeter away from romney, that -- >> i don't think there's anybody who this the president doesn't have a ten-point lead and we ve six weeks to go. >> if the president was leading by double digits in ohio, would he be going treda >> i a g question. and both of these campaigns understand ohio is important. i think what this current map looks like for romney, though, is that florida becomes even more impoant. and while it's a state like north carolina where he's been re pne toead poorso, that's place where his investment of time is going to be absolutely critical. >> and the thing in florida, what's been amazing, ohio -- we've all been able to explain, ohio, different ways, we can
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talk presidentially decratlyors rik, to me and a lot of other, danielle, that the president has pulled ahead in some form there. >> i agree. i really do thing it comes down to medicare. i think thattish has really hurt mitt romney and also the demograpcsnflorida. they're growing especially in the i-4 corridor. >>ou cetth i went to the map. the camera-to-candidate ad, he should have -- >> he should have been doing it in the spring. >> how many times have iea ? t' e for us to second-guess everything. >> that's completely true. i actually
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think it's a pretty good ad in that he's making an argument. he's being critical of the president but he doesn't seem shrill or angry. it's the kind of ad you do becaus you m dau you're in trouble. >> 47% leave a mark, sarah? >> i think it leaves a little bit of a mark, but i don't think it is faultingn any long-term way to him. i mean he has to get out there and articulate that he's going to d a bter job of putting theountnnoc path to prosperity than the president. and the next two weeks, this first debate, i think, it's a critical periodor him to set where the narrative and campaign is going. >> it's critical. i want to get into this after the break. down theit it's critical. they're wanting romney to get going. stick around. trivia time. we asked who's the first president to appoint a jewish secretary of state. the answer -- and when you lien to all his tapes, it
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probably moucr y he it richard nixon. in 1973 he appointed henry kissinger secretary of state, the first jewish person to hold that post and serve as secretary of state andsiltanusly. y'veot a good trivia suggestion, i'm us. we'll atone for not using it if we don't. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] at&t the nation's largest 4g network. now covering 3000 more 4g cities and towns than verizon. . rethink possible.
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this is a guy i kwho cares. he cares. you don't like him being misinterpreted. it important what mitt can bring to this country. >> that was ann romney on the "tonight show" with jay leno last night depending her hba on the criticism of the now infamousideo of the 47%. let' bring back our panel.
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you were pointing out, sarah, decratgobo ane republicans, some of them got hut. they seem to be counting on% coattails. >> i think that's right. as you see the presidential race tighten, which it has -- nationally has since the democratic conveion, i think, you'll see these senates, also tighten back up in places where republicans have been up wherthey're more cfortably and reliablreliable. ll w little bit bigger, ten i think, with nelson wrks a little wider lead, daniela, than the president there. >> yeah. i mean i agree that -- everyone
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agrees that the race is going to get closer as we g toward the election. >> i don't think it's gotten much tighter. the 47% again, i thinkas hurt a little bit. i think it'sur mt ro a lot. these candidate races they're all different but i think overall the race will stay where it is. >> susan, that's what's amazing. candidates and campaigns do matter, whether it's the ereme case of missouri or what we're seeing in connecticut, what we're seeing in indiana. the tightening that i outs the red/blue boundaries. >> you know what strikes me? the democratic women. democratic women challengers in better shape than we thought. one of them, connecticut, the republican is better. >> it's a wan candate. >> teeesamns onhe republican side being run, i would argue, are heather
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wilson in new mexico, lingua lingo in hawaii and linda mcmahon. they're in blue states and they had t run good races. a you have an all-women panel. >> i wasn't going to point that out. there it goes. shameless plug. >> they've been looking at the engendered imbalance of political coverage. 75% o the stories are written by men. exception ia y. 82% of our political coverage, jacky kucinich and more. >> all right. daniella. >> all right. yesterday we released a path of 270. talking about demoatic the impoanfhewos vote. i encourage everyone to look at our website. wishing all my jewish friends an easy fast on this high holy day. >> that's it for this edition of "the daily runwn."
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